1st Edition

Fundamental Principles of EU Law Against Money Laundering

ISBN 9781138637542
Published January 9, 2017 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This book critically analyses fundamental principles of EU law for the control of international economic crime. Discussing how the reporting system and the exchange of information are at the heart of the global anti-money laundering regime, the study also looks at the inferential force of financial intelligence in criminal proceedings and the responsibilities this places on prosecutors and criminals alike. The author closely examines the application of Article 8(2) of the European Court of Human Rights for the retention and movement of the fingerprints, cellular samples and DNA profiles of unconvicted persons, and argues the incompatibility with the ECHR, along with the effect of socially stigmatising unconvicted persons. The work concludes with exploring how financial regulation has, inter alia, shifted responsibility to businesses and financial institutions to become more transparent and accountable to financial regulators and tax authorities. This critical analysis is essential reading for law students and the Judicial Body, as well as financial crime investigators and regulators.



Emmanuel Ioannides is an AML/Compliance expert. He is a qualified jurist and works as an independent advisor.


'I am very happy to recommend this excellent and detailed book on what is an extremely important subject. Anyone with an interest in the prevention and control of money-laundering should read this book.' Andrew Campbell, University of Leeds, UK 'An exceptionally well researched book on the principles of the law in the EU, England and Wales on the prevention of international economic crime. The author explains how the reporting system and the exchange of financial intelligence constitute an integral part of the global Anti-Money Laundering Regime, and analyses the obligations imposed on the investigative authorities. This book is essential reading for judicial bodies, regulators, professionals, academics, and law students.' Dr Giuseppe Calà, SC, New Court Chambers, London, UK ’An exciting new addition to the libraries of academics and practitioners, this exceptional research sheds light into the theory and practice of the control of international economic crime in the EU. Its main contribution to the field, apart from the originality of the research, is its dual nature as a wonderfully researched academic exposé of the legislative framework coupled with a creative critique on how this applies in practice. A must for practitioners, a must for academics and postgraduate researchers.' Helen Xanthaki, University of London, UK